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  1. (noun) A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal's back by a girth. Also called regionally rig.
  2. (noun) Similar tack used for attaching a pack to an animal.
  3. (noun) The padded part of a driving harness fitting over a horse's back.
  4. (noun) The seat of a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
  5. (noun) Something shaped like a saddle.
  6. (noun) A cut of meat consisting of part of the backbone and both loins.
  7. (noun) The lower part of a male fowl's back.
  8. (noun) A saddle-shaped depression in the ridge of a hill.
  9. (noun) A ridge between two peaks.
  10. (verb-transitive) To put a saddle onto.
  11. (verb-transitive) To load or burden; encumber: They were saddled with heavy expenses.
  12. (verb-intransitive) To saddle a horse.
  13. (verb-intransitive) To get into a saddle.
  14. (idiom) in the saddle In control; dominant.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. A saddle made by the Mexicans in California is called the California saddle. - The Prairie Traveler A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions
  2. Ranging through those wide-open spaces on foot or in the saddle is the essence of freedom. - A Conversation with Philip Caputo about Crossers
  3. That night she cooked what she referred to as the saddle, with some corn and a few chilies they had brought from El Paso. - Dead Man’s Walk
  4. I have used the in-lay bark, modified cleft, the cleft, and what I call a saddle graft, bevelling two sides of the stock and splitting the scion, thus slipping the split scion down over the prepared stock. - Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952
  5. The saddle is not a destination but rather a strategic place for planning. - Anne Butterfield: Boulder's 2B Means Progress Toward Clean Energy


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